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New housing units at Pelton site would benefit City of Poughkeepsie: Letter

June 11, 2018

The Pelton at Mount Carmel project at 36 North Clover St. is in the final stages of approval.  In order for a building permit to be issued final approval must be granted by The City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board and a Letter of Appropriateness is required from The Historic District and Landmarks 

Zoning Board of Appeals Grants Variances

April 10, 2018

A meeting was held with the Zoning Board of Appeals this past Tuesday evening where the Pelton Partners were granted the variances. This was an important step forward in the approval process which gave hope to the Pelton Partners and the supporting community that this development is moving forward.

A Look into the Mount Carmel Vision

February 06, 2018

The vision of Pelton Mount Carmel is to bring the vibrancy back to the Mount Carmel neighborhood. Hear from the local business owners, the developers and the design team behind this project.

Obscure Poughkeepsie

February 14, 2012

Poughkeepsie, NY, like most old cities in our part of the world, is full of mysterious stone retaining walls. I often wonder what used to be behind them, before today's mini-marts, parking lots, office buildings, subdivision houses, and (usually funky) "garden apartment" complexes.

Wheaton Park decision coming soon

April 15, 2015

A potential sale of the land would require a process called alienation, which means that if the land is sold, an equal-sized parcel of land in a different location would have to be designated as parkland, or funds would have to be allocated for other parks. The process also requires state approval.


October 27, 2015

NYS Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that her bill (S. 5812-A/7980-A) allowing the City of Poughkeepsie to sell its municipal parkland, known as Wheaton Park, to a private entity for public benefit and economic development was signed into law.

Hill House home to carpet manufacturing brothers

March 31, 2015

The Italianate-style mansion that's accessed from North Clover Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, east of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Station, boasts an intriguing history. It was built in 1859 for George and Charles Pelton, siblings who relocated from Sullivan County and established a carpet manufacturing operation in the city. They named it Hill House upon its completion.

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